Chef Gordon Ramsay welcomes the newest bunch of contestants into the kitchen. The steaks are high when the contestants travel to Las Vegas and see the kitchen where this season's winner will work as a Head Chef: BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas.
Chef Gordon Ramsay puts both teams to the test when they are challenged to produce more shrimp dumplings than their opposing team in just 20 minutes.
Later, the teams face a tough dinner service when Grammy Award-winning rap artist "The Game" shows up unannounced.
The contestants are faced with a communications challenge; the winning team goes on a relaxing retreat while the losers prepare for dinner service, which involves gutting 100 pounds of sea bass. VIP guests include astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
A rubber-duck hunt determines which ingredients the contestants will use with duck in a team challenge; the winning team spends the day on a yacht while the losers prepare a duck appetizer. Guests for dinner service include Kris Jenner and Dita Von Teese.
The contestants pair up and prepare three main dishes, each with one of the following holiday themes: July 4th, Mardi Gras and Cinco de Mayo; challenge winners are flown to Santa Inez Valley, where they blend their own wine.
The blue team gains a new member; the team that wins a grocery spelling challenge spends the day flying in a stunt plane, while the losing team makes sangria for dinner service; VIP dinner guests include Thomas Ian Nichols and Omar Benson Miller.
The teams must create six unique dishes for former sous chef Andi; while the challenge winners spend the night in Las Vegas, the losing team makes a mountain of macaroons; dinner service has the contestants cooking for Andi's wedding reception.
Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai performs; the contestants must create unique dishes with a limited number of ingredients; the winning team plays a game of paintball while the losing team is faced with delivery day at the kitchen.
The contestants compete in a Bison-dish challenge that test their archery and cooking skills; cowboy-steak night with news commentator Stacey Dash and Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser.
The nine remaining chefs take part in a breakfast challenge, during which their team must make a vegetarian, meat, seafood and sweet dish for surprise judges Suzanne Tracht and David LeFebve. While the winners ride all-terrain vehicles in Palm Springs, the losers prepare fresh-squeezed Orange Juice for a special brunch service featuring celebrity diners Flo Rida and Jeff Dunham.
The teams can only have one chef in the kitchen at a time as they prepare three entrees, each with a different protein; actress Lainie Kazan and comedian Bill Engvali are guests at dinner service.
The chefs must identify ice cream flavors in a blind test challenge; actress Meredith Baxter and Olympic swimmer Haley Anderson are guests at dinner service.
The remaining six chefs must rely on their loved ones to complete Chef Ramsay's Branzino dish; the winning team will be awarded a day at a luxurious spa while the losers have to clean the entire dormitory.
The chefs prepare high school lunch dishes and teenagers act as the judges; the winners get a trip to San Francisco's Levi Stadium, while the losers must sort recyclables from an abundance of trash. Actors Randy Couture and Neil Jackson attend dinner service.
The chefs must create a steak dish and two sides in 40 minutes to be submitted to the scrutiny of chef Ari Rosenson. During dinner service, the chefs take turns leading the kitchen with two chefs advancing.
The top two finalists create hot and cold appetizers and main entrees for a panel of esteemed judges; the winner of the challenge gets first pick of the returning contestants who assist with the final dinner service; the winner is announced.